“I want you to know that he died on March 29, 2020, the day we should have celebrated our twin daughters’ 10th birthday,” said his wife Melody on Instagram.
“The health system failed us. My soul mate is gone. The pain is excruciating … His last words to me were: Mel, I’ve never known a love like that before. I love you, ’he added.
Rolando “Sonny” Aravena lived in New Windsor, had 5 children and was an employee of the Verizon telecommunications company for more than 20 years. He also coached the Newburgh’s Boys and Girls Club AAU basketball team.
Aravena began to feel symptoms on March 19, according to Telemundo. He called a hotline, but was tested for coronavirus after a week, on March 26.
As the results were delaying, he decided to go to the emergency room at a medical center. It was then that he was recommended to use an inhaler and to quarantine him.
“The doctors sent him away three times … Even with an oxygen level of 89. Go home. Go to quarantine. Take the nebulizer. All the signs were there that this virus was killing him, “says his wife.
His daughter Amberly remembered him as an expert in salsa steps and assured that “traveled the world dancing mambo” “They were the best duo,” he said of his parents.
Coronavirus in the United States
The daily figure of 1,939 it is the worst balance in a day for a country worldwide since the start of the pandemic, bringing to 12,722 the total number of deaths in U.S. The first world power thus approaches the two most mourning countries so far: Italy (17,127 dead) and Spain (13,798).
What is the coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus They are a wide family of viruses that can cause different conditions, from the common cold to more serious diseases, such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Fatigue, fever and dry cough are the most common symptoms of COVID-19; however, some patients may experience nasal congestion, pain, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.
Although the majority of patients (about 80%) recover from the disease without the need for any special treatment, about one in six people who contract the disease COVID-19 You develop a serious condition and have trouble breathing.
To protect yourself and prevent the spread of the disease, the WHO recommends washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based disinfectant that kills viruses that may be on your hands. In addition, a minimum distance of one meter should be maintained in front of anyone who sneezes or coughs, because if you are too close, you can breathe the droplets that harbor the virus of the COVID-19.
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